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Activities 1 Translating Knowledge of Foundational Drivers of Obesity into Practice: A Workshop Series (Virtual Workshop Series) The Second Workshop in the Series: Engaging Communities in Addressing Structural Drivers of Obesity This workshop focused on strategies for engaging During its ninth year, the roundtable hosted a three- communities as partners in research, explored barriers and part workshop series that explored gaps in knowledge opportunities for implementing solutions at the community within the foundational drivers of obesity (i.e., health level, and considered the relevance and impact of power communication, structural racism, and biased mental within communities as a leverage point for action in obesity models and social norms), future research in evidence- solutions. based solutions, and potential ways to translate current evidence to facilitate action. Drawing from diverse To learn more, visit https://bit.ly/3RghoQ6. examples across public health, the workshop presentations Watch the presentation videos explored potential ways to translate knowledge into Download the Proceedings of a Workshopâin Brief practice and address evidence gaps. In addition, presentations also explored potential agents of change and solutions-oriented actions. Consideration was also given to accountability and ways to assess progress The Third Workshop in the Series: Defining Progress toward obesity solutions. in Obesity Solutions Through Structural Changes The Proceedings of the Workshop Series will be available This workshop explored methods to assess progress summer 2023. in addressing the structural drivers of obesity (namely structural racism, biased mental models and social norms, and health communication) within different systems: political and economic, environmental, health care, The First Workshop in the Series: Shifting the Paradigm: Targeting Structures, Communications, and and sociocultural. After setting the stage in examining Beliefs to Advance Practical Strategies for Obesity the strengths and limitations of using body mass index Solutions as a measure of success, invited speakers that work in these systems discussed the innovative approaches and This workshop explored how dismantling racism in performance indicators they utilize to measure progress in academia and the workforce influences obesity; how obesity interventions. communications can affect perceptions of obesity and how it can effectively be utilized to achieve equitable To learn more, visit https://bit.ly/roos_3. solutions; and how society can change its beliefs around Watch the presentation videos representation in media and body image. The Proceedings of a Workshopâin Brief will be available To learn more, visit https://bit.ly/roos_translation1. spring 2023. Watch the presentation videos Download the Proceedings of a Workshopâin Brief 3â |â Year in Review 2022
Activities continued 2 Ensuring Strategic Planning Progress Since the roundtableâs strategic planning process began important lens through which the roundtable has framed its in 2020, its activities and publications have largely been activities and discussions, as well as for the roundtableâs five informed by the plan and the resulting systems map. The Innovation Collaboratives. roundtableâs main objective was to utilize new ideas and perspectives from the actions and outputs from this During the member-focused meetings held this year in foundational work in order to pursue actionable solutions conjunction with the public workshops, members provided that leverage the multi-sector perspectives of the roundtable updates on work their organizations have done or are doing while continuing a focus on dissemination. The three identified toward the roundtableâs three priority areas, assessed the priority areas (structural racism, biased mental models and roundtableâs strategic plan progress, and discussed how to social norms, and health communication) have provided an meaningfully build on this work in 2023. Perspectives Papers This year, an NAM Perspectives paper*âexpert commentaries and discussion papersâgrew out of roundtable and Innovation Collaborative activities and discussions: â¢ An Innovative Approach to Employer-Provided Benefits for Obesity Care: A Case Report on H-E-Bâs Healthier Lifestyle Choices Program by Abigail Ammerman and Donna H. Ryan To view a complete list of the roundtableâs NAM Perspectives, visit www.nationalacademies.org/our-work/ roundtable-on-obesity-solutions/publications. *NAM Perspectives, published by the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), are individually authored papers by roundtable members and outside experts in health and health care. The views expressed in these papers are those of the authors and not necessarily of the authorsâ organizations, the NAM, or the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies). Perspectives are intended to help inform and stimulate discussion. They are not reports of the NAM or the National Academies. Roundtable on Obesity Solutionsâ |â 4